In production since November 2009, VISI’s Des Moines IA data center is located on 5 acres, is a Tier 3 facility, and is located at 390 NE Alices Road, Des Moines IA 50325. The facility itself is purpose built, and is over 46,000 square feet; which includes a 16,000 foot data center as well as a 3,350 foot Network Operations Center. Clients also have access to the facility 24/7/365, parking spaces on site, as well as a loading dock.
6 Megawatts of power are delivered to the facility via two diverse path utility feeds, ensuring a 2N UPS configuration. Backup generators are also located on site, with an N+1 configuration and 30+ hours of fuel is stored at the facility with multiple priority refueling contracts with local suppliers, in the case of a prolonged outage. The facilities HVAC system is also configured at a N+1 UPS.
Security at the facility is multi-layered, including security officers onsite 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A Biometric and proximity card system is also in place, ensuring that only authorized personnel have access to their IT assets, and finally digital video surveillance is monitored and recorded at all entrances.
Based in Eden Prairie Minnesota, VISI manages and operates 5 data centers throughout the Midwestern United States, including data centers in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. All of their data centers are certified Tier III facilities, and each data center is SSAE 16 audited to ensure client’s data is secure and accessible. Because of their data centers’ midwestern locations, clients benefit from reliable, low cost utilities as well as safe and secure areas.
In addition to its co-location services, VISI also offers clients an array of additional IT management services including managed and hosting services, cloud computing and data storage and backup. VISI’s clients range from small to large sized businesses and span multiple industries including health care, financial, retail and government.
Waukee, IA 50325
VISI – Des Moines Iowa Data Center Highlights
- Primary utility provider is MidAmerican Energy
- Private suites, cages and cabinets available
- VESDA system in place
- FM 200 fire suppression system
- Carrier neutral facility
- Dual fiber entrances to telecommunications room